AP English Literature and Composition (Period 3)

Course Description

As described by the College Board, this course is designed to engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature.  Students will deepen their understanding of how authors use language by analyzing a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as elements such as figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.  In this course, we will study representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit.  We will write.  We will write a great deal.  Writing assignments will focus on the critical analysis of literature, though the occasional creative writing assignment will help students experience how literature is written, thus making them more able readers.  Discussion will be an essential element of this course as we challenge one another to achieve greater depths of understanding.  This will be a safe place to explore ideas and share our mental wanderings and wonderings. 

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Google Classroom codes

Greetings, all.  As a precautionary measure in the event of any possible future school closures, I have created Google Classroom accounts for all classes.  I would still intend to use my current website for communications, dissemination of documents, etc., but there may be reasons to use Google Classroom as well for things such as shared docs, etc.  The join codes are below in case parents would also like access:
Per. 2 AP Lit:  yu3g5s3
Per. 3 AP Lit:  3rof4lh
Per. 4 AP Lit:  tgj522o
Per. 6 Pre-AP 9:  eg2kwg8
College Crew:  hufupsk

Friday is the last day of 1st quarter.  Wednesday, Oct. 9th, is the last day I will accept any make-up work for 1st quarter.  The one exception is rewrites for the  Old Man and the Sea essay (9th grade).  I will accept those until Friday, Oct. 11th. 

Summer Assignments

I hope everyone is having an amazing summer filled with both adventure and relaxation.  Just a reminder that you should also be devoting some time to completing your summer assignment.  I look forward to sharing in your learning.